Manchester City Council has revealed a 10 point plan to ensure it is one of the world’s foremost digital cities by 2020 – promoting economic growth and ensuring residents have the skills to benefit. The plan will drive the Council’s digital priorities and move the city forward rapidly as an example of best practice.
Yesterday the New York City Council voted unanimously to approve a landmark piece of legislation that would require its 50 plus agencies to publish their quantitive data sets through an online portal in a machine-readable format, enabling public and private sector access to better manipulate and interpret the city’s information.
An interesting report titled “Information Marketplaces: The new economics of cities” has been published by “The Climate Group”, Accenture, Arup and the University of Nottingham. In the executive summary of this report is quite clear that there is a value created by smart thinking in the cities. According to the executing summary of the report:
Welcome to Google X, the secret lab, where 100 beyond-your-imagination ideas are working their way towards realization; in the imaginary world of Google X, robots go to work instead of you, refrigerators order groceries, your car drives to your destination
MESH Cities explores the wireless systems empowered, 21st Century city through the eyes of its super-users. These are the people who are embracing the new communications and infrastructure tools that will determine the ultimate livability of the modern city.
The eChallenges e-2011 Conference & Exhibition will take place on 26 – 28 October in Florence, Italy. This
is the twenty-first in a series of annual conferences supported by the European Commission, which bring
The cover story of Barron’s Magazine latest issue is about the dawn of the smart city. The article refers to challenges and long-term opportunities faced by cities in order to be as efficient and green as possible. The rapidly growing cities that adopt smart technology is also good news for big companies like IBM, ABB, Siemens, Microsoft, SAP, Cisco, Oracle, Schneider Electric, etc.